bowed down


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Related to bowed down: bow out, bow and scrape
  • adj

Synonyms for bowed down

heavily burdened with work or cares

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But when she heard how Georgy was restored to her, and knew how and by whom, and how it was William's bounty that supported her in poverty, how it was William who gave her her husband and her son--oh, then she sank on her knees, and prayed for blessings on that constant and kind heart; she bowed down and humbled herself, and kissed the feet, as it were, of that beautiful and generous affection.
she said, bowed down beneath the voice of her tyrant.
When the people saw me come from the sky they naturally thought me some superior creature, and bowed down before me.
I bowed down to the board of the table, and humbly answered "that I was my master's slave: but, if I were at my own disposal, I should be proud to devote my life to her majesty's service.
His arms were resting on the table, and his brow was bowed down on them, the blue cloak being dragged forward and screening his face on each side.
He laid his hand on Tom's, and bowed down his forehead on it.
They seemed content to perch tranquilly on the river bank, and leave him bowed down by the weight of a great prob- lem.
Anne and Priscilla and Phil had awaited her advent rather dubiously; but when Aunt Jamesina was enthroned in the rocking chair before the open fire they figuratively bowed down and worshipped her.
Look at her, bowed down under a humiliation which is unutterable in words.
After carefully putting it back in the envelope, he sat thinking, with his head bowed down, and his eyes on the ground.
With limbs huddled together, head bowed down, arms crossed upon the breast, and fingers tightly clenched, it rocked to and fro upon its seat without a moment's pause, accompanying the action with the mournful sound he had heard.
D'Artagnan, my good Porthos, D'Artagnan is coming, and will detail it to you in all its circumstances; but, excuse me, I am deeply grieved, I am bowed down with mental anguish, and I have need of all my presence of mind, all my powers of reflection, to extricate you from the false position in which I have so imprudently involved you; but nothing can be more clear, nothing more plain, than your position, henceforth.
Papa was very much depressed then, and more bowed down by care than ever you or I have seen him; but he seemed relieved by this expedient of the partnership, though at the same time he seemed hurt by it and ashamed of it.
I did not bow down to you, I bowed down to all the suffering of humanity," he said wildly and walked away to the window.
For a little while there was a dead silence and stillness; and he remained shrunk in his chair, and she remained with her arm round his neck and her head bowed down upon his shoulder.